Quotations from P G Wodehouse are copyright of, and reprinted by permission of, the Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate © 2017 The P G Wodehouse Society (UK)
Only Connect, BBC2 December 19th 2016
Victoria Coren Mitchell admonished the team who did manage to find the connection between “Ring for …”, “Much Obliged …”, “What Ho …”, and “The Inimitable …” after two clues but who said they had never read any of PG Wodehouse’s books. She told them that the Jeeves books “were the greatest books ever written in the English language”. Wise woman!
BBC4, December 30th
From the programme King George and Queen Mary; The Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy: “Queen Mary looked at the summer reading list of her grand-
Guardian, January 7th 2017
In a feature in which a number of writers selected their favourite funny books, Sebastian Faulks selected the Jeeves stories: “I have never been able to tune in to Lord Emsworth but the Jeeves-
The Oldie, February
Matthew d’Ancona, writing in the Modern Life column, explained what the Alt-
The Hindu, February 7th
In ’25 books you must read before you’re 15’, Harshikaa Udashi wrote: “The Code Of The Woosters is a good step into the eccentric world of Wodehouse and his characters … The earlier you are introduced to Wodehouse-
Daily Telegraph, March 3rd
Michael Deacon’s Commons Sketch, in looking at the SNP’s call for a new referendum, wrote, “PG Wodehouse wrote that it’s never hard ‘to tell the difference between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine’. In the case of the SNP, however, this is untrue. They love a good grievance. Nothing makes them happier.”
The Times Supplement T2, March 21st
A wonderful two-
Austin Daily Herald, March 26th
In an interview, Faith Sullivan, author of Good Night, Mr Wodehouse, commented that when she picked up her first Wodehouse novel, “I went through it like a bowl of salted peanuts”.
Guardian, April 20th
In an article about rugby, of all sports, Paul Rees wrote that the director of rugby at the Harlequins, who had just been defeated, “wore the air of a man who, in the words of PG Wodehouse, had searched for the leak in life’s gas-
The Oldie, May 2017
An article about a mischievous Oxford don, Dr Angus McIntyre, who wrote a spoof biography of Sir Humphrey Appleby (of Yes Minister fame) on the Magdalen College Register, bemoaned the fact that Dr M’s untimely death robbed him of his plan to include another fictional character on the register – one Bertram Wilberforce Wooster.
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